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CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:25am EST
friend who adopted to crack babies. it's a complicated issue, because it involves religion and social taboos. in my mind, sexuality is not equivalent to morality. i think if we are going to allow somebody to adopt a child or have a child, where you go through some scrutiny, gay people need to go through the same scrutiny as straight people on whether they are fit to be adoptive parents, but i think their sexuality does not make them unfit. i don't see -- i don't see a connection between gay people being married as a threat to marriage. i would argue the people who most want to get married right now our gay people. most straight people are waiting well into their 30's and even 40's to get married, have children if they do so at all. part of the reason we need immigration is because our fertility has fallen, because we are not having children up the same rate we used to. i think we have to come to terms with the fact that traditional marriage is not what it used to be when june cleaver was around. the bottom line is this. i am being pragmatic. gay marriage, gay rights, that train left t
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
religion, end of quote. he continued, quote, there is a severe danger as we start to celebrate the feast of christmas in this country that all christianity will be almost completely erased from the traditional middle east holy land of the bible. mary to uld not take egypt because jesus would not have been safe there today. to follow on sir baldry's line of thinking, the patriarch abraham would also have a difficult time surviving in iraq having come from er, which is now nasiriyah. jonah would be hard pressed to make it to naviniva, which is now in the most you will area, and paul could scarcely travel the road to demascus in syria. the debate in the house of commons began with a staggering statistic, namely that one christian is killed every 11 minutes somewhere on earth for their faith. one christian is killed every 11 minutes somewhere on earth for their faith. the focus of the commons debate was on the persecution of christians, several noted that whether or not you are a person of faith, all should be concerned by this troubling trend. ultimately, freedom of religion weather f
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am EST
relationship between russia and israel has been transformed. had he balance off the religion with iran in this very important position -- and russia's case -- relationship with israel? it could be very interesting to russiahis about how balance is off all of these competing demands. will make one brief comment. i think russia and the u.s. have the same interest so far as iran and nuclear weapons are concerned. nuclear powers that have nuclear weapons do not want additional powers to have nuclear weapons. it is as basic as that. i think we share that interest. this is why i think we will work together to see whether we can transform the interim agreement into something more binding. that is a good accommodation to pursue. i am a little less rosy about the overall historical relationship between russia and iran. we elected iran against russia on more than one occasion, and iran and russia have had some real problems, territorial problems throughout the years. imperial problems. so i think those who ignore history or geo-strategy would be too sanguine about the long- range prospects of that relat
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:30am EST
or religion or anything else. the question i get asked most was my views on guns. nobody can really say, how are you going to rule in this case, how are you going to rule in that case. instead they would ask me questions that were designed to figure out who i was and what i was. a lot of people, democrats republicans, both, they would sit me down in the chair and say, did you ever hide? -- hunt? i would say to myself, that is not really what we did growing up in york city. they would say, did you have friends who had -- hunt? have you ever shot a gun? have you ever held a gun? all of my answers to these questions were in their view, athetic. i was talking to one of the senators from idaho and he goes through these questions. he says amy, this is really important to me. it is important to make the joints. it is important that you understand how important the gun culture is in my state. there is a lot of fear about the way you might think about second amendment issues. you may not be for millie or with -- familiar with this set of things. i appreciated that. i fed him, senator, i tell
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
courtesy visits, the question i was asked most was not about abortion or religion or anything else. the question i get asked most was my views on guns. nobody can really say, how are you going to rule in this case, how are you going to rule in that case. instead they would ask me questions that were designed to figure out who i was and what i was. a lot of people, democrats republicans, both, they would sit me down in the chair and say, did you ever hide? -- hunt? i would say to myself, that is not really what we did growing up in york city. [laughter] -- growing up in new york city. they would say, did you have friends who had -- hunt? have you ever shot a gun? have you ever held a gun? all of my answers to these questions were in their view, pathetic. [laughter] i was talking to one of the senators from idaho and he goes through these questions. he says amy, this is really -- he says to me, look, this is really important. it is important that you understand how important the gun culture is in my state. there is a lot of fear about the way you might think about second amendment issues.
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
that jerusalem, the crucible of the world's three great monotheistic religions becomes non-not as the subject of constant struggle, but as the golden city of peace and unity embodied the aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. peace is possible because we have courageous leaders who have already taken significant political risks for peace. the time is approaching when they will have to take even more . they have shown real courage, nd primesident abbas a minister netanyahu. the president has made tough choices. he has stayed the course, despite people in his team saying you ought to get out of here, look at those settlements, they are making a full of you. leave me, that battle has been going on. i deal with it every week. time, there has been israeli soldiers shot and killed and other actsk of incitement. prime minister netanyahu has made tough choices. just this week, he reaffirmed his commitment to a palestinian state. he said israel is ready for an historic peace. because possible today the arab league has also made tough choices. for the first time, they came to washingto
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am EST
religion 81 as a launching point to talk about politic and their political rise. >> they were always church-goers. his and her faith were important when they were campaigning for the presidency. that was again an interesting moment just like women's rights when evangelical christians more theological christians were embracing the public's fear coming out of the self-imposed isolation and really taking up a public life and carter really spoke to them. a lot of them that would later find themselves as the new rite or the christian rite, many of those people voted for carter and that was -- some of them the first time they voted in national campaign. they really put that at the center of their campaign. >> she became a navy wife and talk about the birth of their son. >> he was very active in the submarine program. he helped develop things for the navy. he was at sea at lot. there were two sons born while he was in the navy. jack was born in portsdz smith and chip was born in hawaii and jeff was born in connecticut. she had a lot of jobs rape raising the sons because jimmy was not around
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am EST
religion against their to actually have a nuclear weapon. it's not like there hasn't been a debate within iran itself in regards to nuclear weapons program. it's not like all of iranians have said they want to move forward with nuclear weapons. they have been divided with their own society. they have that constant debate themselves. i think the iranian people made a choice when they decided to elect a more moderate president this time than they had previously. and so part of the voices of the tonian people are starting stare up also. they want to -- my hope is, and we will see whether or not they abide by the agreement and move forward, but my hope is that they would want to be a part of the international community. they cannot be part of the international community if in fact they have a nuclear weapon. as i said, it is important that russia and china has a stake in is also because here are individual countries who previously had not had a stake in this. important for them to have this p5+1 come together. if iran really wants to get back to the international committee, they know t
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
deceiving us. and totally -- their whole idea through their religion is to destroy us. host: we will have you respond to that. negotiating in a religious way? guest: he is right to a great extent. we arenians have said the great evil and they're going to wipe israel off the face of the earth. in the middle eastern culture, it is looked upon with high regard to get the best deal possible no matter what it takes, that includes lying. that is one reason the gulf states like to work with the u.s., because we are honest and transparent. they like doing business with us as opposed to their partners or even the communist chinese. they like doing business with people that are honest and transparent. that is an underpinning to these negotiations. once again, if you are willing to blow yourself up and commit suicide in order to blow up other people, you are not a rational person. up other people, you are not a rational person. that is to you are dealing with when you are dealing with uranian's. host: -- iranians. host: you are saying that all middle eastern countries are this way? part of the middl
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:05pm EST
, various european countries in particular of standing with historic co-religion, the idea that catholic portions of europe were standing with the co-ops and others, the serbs because of old religious orders. i think we have all learned from that, so that was not completely accurate depiction of the 1990's that we have to be extraordinarily careful. we are all skirting around the proper ways or the ways of describing a very complex situation. the u.s. does not want to be seen in the middle of a sectarian conflict. it gets to the whole issue of the sunni-shiite divide, the role of christians, the role of other religious groups in the area, because this is obviously something that is three much focus on in the context of the middle east peace process, and we have to be extraordinarily careful about how we deal with that. this is why we are not seeing the same kind of tone of the debate in the u.s. they do not want to have a particular constituency. there are other dimensions of the that we want to mention about the refugee process. we've seen a whole slew of her speeches. obviously turkey
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
color of their skin or their background or religion. people must learn to hate, and if they learn to hate they can be taught to love for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. atlanta, georgia, go ahead. linda, hello. caller: i wanted to express my condolences to his family, and i was one of the many millions who were privileged in 1990 when he came to the new york area, and i have never forgotten that. i started my political activism earlier because i am older than obama, but i do not by shell gasoline. condolencesend my and say the world has lost a profit. i made a promise to myself and my daughter that we would see mandela, and god blessed us that we did in this lifetime also. host: here is cindy in albemarle. hello. caller: yes, hello. it is just such a tragic loss. he just truly cared about people. , if they could uch whent a bit as m they think about policy, and all this bickering and carrying on -- if they would get more love in hitheir parts they could get so much more done in a country, that if they could set their differences aside and and notout ea
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
could life and practice his religion free from fear. for him and millions like him, that place was america. he passed away last year but designeds life, he this special menorah with a liberty the statue of at the base of each candle. i don't know if you noticed that. in a few moments, all nine lady shining, aill be reminder that our country's -- wherever you come from whenever your faith. that beacon stays bright because the ones thatke will join me in lighting the menorah this evening. dad, jake could not be here. he is deployed in afghanistan. [applause] but we are joined by his daughter'sife, his -- go ahead and wave. drew, laney, kylie, i want you are nothow proud we only of your dad but also of you. grateful of the sacrifices that you make on behalf of our country every single day. tonight, we give thanks to all the men and women in uniform and for their families. they make tremendous sacrifices on our behalf. on the behalf of our freedom and our security. not only of us, but our allies and friends around the world including our friends in the state of israel. the commitment a
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 10:30am EST
been transformed. how do you balance off the religion with iran in this very important position -- and russia's relationship with israel? it could be very interesting to watch this about how russia balance is off all of these competing demands. >> i will make one brief comment. i think russia and the u.s. have the same interest so far as iran and nuclear weapons are concerned. nuclear powers that have nuclear weapons do not want additional powers to have nuclear weapons. it is as basic as that. i think we share that interest. this is why i think we will work together to see whether we can transform the interim agreement into something more binding. that is a good accommodation to pursue. i am a little less rosy about the overall historical relationship between russia and iran. we elected iran against russia on more than one occasion, and iran and russia have had some real problems, territorial problems throughout the years. imperial problems. so i think those who ignore history or geo-strategy would be too sanguine about the long- range prospects of that relationship because ira
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
the rule of law and safeguards the freedoms of speech, press, and religion. as the u.s. attempted to encourage ashe nations to develop a transparent society they need to look no further than their democratic neighbor. i want to pause right there and again yield to my friend as we continue this conversation and move forward on why this matters and bringing up these ideas of a relationship that's deeply rooted in history and of mutual sharing and not one going seemingly behind the back of the other. mr. schneider: you talk about the relationship. as you noted, harry s. trow truman was the first -- harry s. truman was the first to recognize the state of israel after the british left. immediately upon its declaration of independence, israel was attacked by five nations. throughout its history, israel has faced hostility from its neighbors throughout the region. since 1973 in the yom kippur war, as a 12-year-old boy, i remember vividly coming out of synagogue that day, sitting in the back seat of my parents' car, listening to the radio, not knowing if israel was going to survive. it was a
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
of the world's three great monotheistic religions become known not as the subject of constant struggle, but as the golden city of peace and unity embodied the aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. peace is possible because we have courageous leaders who have already taken significant political risks for peace. the time is approaching when they will have to take even more. they have shown real courage, both president abbas and prime minister netanyahu. president abbas has made tough choices. he has stayed the course, despite people in his team saying you ought to get out of here, look at those settlements, they are making a fool of you. believe me, that battle has been going on. i deal with it every week. at the same time, there has been israeli soldiers shot and killed in the west bank and other acts of incitement. prime minister netanyahu has made tough choices. just this week, he reaffirmed his commitment to a palestinian state. he said israel is ready for an historic peace. peace is possible today because the arab league has also made tough choices. for the first
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
place where he could live his life and practice his religion free from fear. so for manfred and millions like him, that place was ultimately america. he passed away last year. but during his life, he designed the special menorah with a model of the statue of liberty at the base of each candle. i don't know if you have noticed that. in a moment, all nine lady liberty's will be shining as a beacon of hope and freedom, wherever you come from, whatever your faith. it beacon stays bright because of families like the one that will join me in lighting the menorah this evening, the schwitters. dad, jake emma could not be here because he is deployed in afghanistan. [applause] joined by his wonderful wife drew, his daughters lanie and kylie. the head and wave, guys. [laughter] i want you to know how proud we are of not only your dad but also of you. thewe are so grateful sacrifices you make on behalf of our country original day. tonight, we give thanks to all the men and women in uniform and for their families who make tremendous sacrifices on our behalf. on behalf of our freedom and our
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
dismissed out of hand. you would not dismiss religion out of hand. religion has nothing to do with science, but it is something people believe very deeply. you have scientists arguing that the foods are safe and acceptable. on the other hand, you have people arguing on other grounds that even if the foods are safe -- and they are not willing to accept that they are -- but even if the foods are safe, they are not acceptable on other grounds. these two points of view go past each other with no meeting of the minds whatsoever. the academy was giving a vote to science-based look into genetically modified foods to say they are ok. other people would argue differently. would think labeling solve a lot of these problems than they should have been labeled from the beginning. let me say one other thing about that. the first company that was going to develop a genetically modified food was working on a gmo tomato. i have in my files at nyu copies of the label they intended to use on those products. a great big tomato with genetic modifications was right on the front saying this is the pride
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
jeopardy for nonviolent crimes. language does not include religion or national origin and expressed concerns over the switch from family-based immigration to an economic-based system. . . now imim-- now i implore the house leadership to understand the importance of diversity. that is, racial, ethnic, religious, national and especially economic diversity. the visa equity that must be afforded immigrants from around the globe. if we eliminate country caps, without including other avenues for smaller countries, we are jeopardizing the beautiful mow sake that makes this country unique -- mosaic that makes this country unique and great. excuse me. we must elevate consideration of the safe act, which is a bad idea and a slap in the face to our immigrant history. additionally, we have to have an honest conversation about the relationship between legalization and border security. alloying those who are here -- allowing those who are here a or way to citizenship creating an obstacle course is not the way to go. we will never realize the true potential of this country if anyone in our society
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
and joy, the languages, cultures, and religions of south africa in all their diversity. let tolerance for one another's views create the peaceful conditions which give space for the best in all of us to find expression and to flourish. above all, let us work together in striving to banish homelessness, illiteracy, hunger, and disease." with the magnitude of challenges facing the young south africa in mind, madiba set about uniting the nation. he carefully managed the anger and frustrations of both the oppressors and the oppressed, and reminded us of our common humanity that transcended racial boundaries. he also managed both the fears of the minority and the high expectations and impatience of the majority. he told us that the promises of democracy would not be met overnight and that the fears of the few would not be allowed to derail the newly won freedom. we all agreed with him, as madiba never hesitated to speak his mind when it was necessary to do so, regardless of how uncomfortable the words may be to recipients. many leaders, some of whom are present here, have experie
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